Do Good When Demolishing Your 1800S Home By Reusing And Recycling

Watching a historic house that's become a local landmark and a place you called home be reduced to a pile of rubble is sad. If you own an 1800s home that needs to be demolished though, you also have an opportunity to do good. Many parts of an older home can be reclaimed, reused or recycled. Hiring a green demolition team that will take time to sort and salvage parts of your home won't dry every tear, but knowing that pieces of your home will have a second life might help you through this tumultuous time. [Read More]

Three Infrastructure Considerations Before You Install A Rainwater Collection System At Home

Rainwater collection can be an excellent way to supplement your residential potable water supply by providing a source of water for flushing toilets, washing clothes and even consumption, in some areas. However, efficient, safe rainwater collection requires that collection, routing and distribution efforts be planned ahead of time. Below are a few physical infrastructure considerations you should keep in mind if you are interested in using a rainwater collection system: [Read More]

Spray Foam Insulation: Tips For Easy DIY Installation

If your home is not insulated or airtight, then you may be wasting hundreds of dollars every year on hot and cold air that escapes through the cracks of your home.  Old homes are likely to lose more energy than new ones, and you can save an average of 15% on your home heating and cooling costs by securing insulation in attics, ceilings, and in between walls.  Spray foam insulation is a good choice if you feel that you are losing far more energy than the average home. [Read More]

Three Fantastic, Affordable Ways To Clear A Clogged Drain Without Harsh Chemicals

Whether it's your kitchen drain your outtake pipe that's become clogged, it can be a time-consuming, expensive hassle to clear it. Calling in the pros is sometimes necessary, but there's plenty you can do right at home to safely clear out mild blockages. From manual removal to easy natural remedies you can mix up right in your kitchen, this list will help you to get rid of clogs both safely and quickly when they occur. [Read More]